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Patient Safety Highlights 2018 - Addressing Medication Harm Head On: Best Medication Safety Practices

  • Claim Credits by 2/7/2022
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Credits Available: CME, MOCA® II

THIS IS AN ONLINE ACTIVITY. Hard copies are not available.

Medication errors in anesthesia practice have long afflicted our specialty. This Panel will provide an updated overview of state of the art based on Panel?s original research in implementing medication safe anesthesia in a reliable manner. Reductions in medication errors in other patient care areas have occurred because error rates were systematically measured, errors were categorized to determine their root causes and potential for harm, and solutions were designed and implemented. Taking a fresh look at approaches to prevent Adverse medication events including tools we developed using a focused human factors approach over last 15 years, and based on our just released comprehensive literature review on medication safety. We will examine practical ways to make these tools more effective and improvement-focused. We will review best practices and case studies of delivering medication error free anesthesia and assess local vulnerabilities and system solutions.




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The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® and MOCA® are registered certification marks of The American Board of Anesthesiology®

This activity contributes to the patient safety CME requirement for Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s (ABA) redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® (MOCA®), known as MOCA 2.0. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.

Activity Release Date: 2/6/19

Activity Expiration Date: 2/7/22

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to: 
  • Define the magnitude, impact and consequences of medication harm to patients and understand ways to mitigate this constant risk.
  • Describe how cognitive biases contribute to diagnostic and medication errors and discuss the epidemiology of medication error and cognitive drift and bias.
  • Review practical skills with a range of medication safety tools that you can use straightaway to drive safety, quality and operational improvement using learnings from applied human factors, checklists, process maps, run/control charts & RCA/ FMEA's.
  • Describe practical ways to overcome barriers to change and how best to engage anesthesiologists around medication safety.
  • Discuss and list best practice tools to measure process and outcomes success measures in getting to reliable and safe medication outcomes.
All members of the anesthesia care team.
All faculty, planners and staff have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
The American Society of Anesthesiologists remains strongly committed to providing the best available evidence-based clinical information to participants of this educational activity and requires an open disclosure of any potential conflict of interest identified by our faculty members. It is not the intent of the American Society of Anesthesiologists to eliminate all situations of potential conflict of interest, but rather to enable those who are working with the American Society of Anesthesiologists to recognize situations that may be subject to question by others. All disclosed conflicts of interest are reviewed by the educational activity course director/chair to ensure that such situations are properly evaluated and, if necessary, resolved. The American Society of Anesthesiologists educational standards pertaining to conflict of interest are intended to maintain the professional autonomy of the clinical experts inherent in promoting a balanced presentation of science. Through our review process, all American Society of Anesthesiologists activities are ensured of independent, objective, scientifically balanced presentations of information. Disclosure of any or no relationships will be made available for all educational activities.
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Patient Safety Highlights 2018 - Addressing Medication Harm Head On: Best Medication Safety Practices
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